Monthly Archive: August 2016

Greener gadgets

Greener Gadgets and Reducing Electronics Environmental Impact

Introduction A UN report in 2014 says that we threw away more than 41 million tons of electronics waste – in the form of notebooks, monitors, phones – with the USA and China accounting for 32% of that total. Some of that waste contains toxic chemicals such as cadmium, mercury,...

DIY security system

How to create your own home DIY security system?

With a little bit of effort, you can use the new smart home technology on the market to create your own home DIY security system. In this article, we are going to have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of creating your own home DIY security system versus using traditional...

Parental Controls

Simplifying Parental Controls for the Multiple Device Home

Recently, we introduced a number of new updates for our Wi-Fi and smart home hub platform. These updates: simplify setting up parental controls for the multiple device home, increase your ability to manage your Wi-Fi users and also enable you to better remotely control your smart home. Through the Almond...

replace your ISP modem

How and Why You Should Replace Your ISP’s Router or Modem

With a little effort, you can replace your ISP’s modem or router – Comcast, AT&T, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and Charter Spectrum – and, in doing so, save money and improve your Wi-Fi signal. We’ll go into more details of how and why below. But firstly let’s quickly look...